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Comparision of the voice over actors who have been the voice of Po with sound clips and images.
Po is the main character of the Kung Fu Panda series whom has been in the series right from the start. Po is a young Panda in his 20's who is the adopted son of Mr. Ping a Goose who is the owner of a local Noodle Shop. Po is a classic example of a big lovable oaf and is also a classic example of being the "Chosen One" as Master Oogway has deemed him to be the Dragon Warrior even though Shifu and the Furious Five (especially Tigress) were rather against that decision at first. However Po has proven himself to be a capable martial artist and hero in his own unconventional way in which while he does openly embrace his role as Dragon Warrior he still does try to make time for his dear foster father Mr Ping. 

Created by Pokejedservo on Jul 20 2012, 29 Comments
Special thanks to TylerMirage for additional sound clips.
Kung Fu Panda: Legendary Warriors (2008)
PoEric Loomis
Eric Loomis
Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness (2011)
PoMick Wingert
Mick Wingert
Kung Fu Panda 2 (2011)
PoJack Black
Jack Black

EDITOR'S OPINION

Alright folks the first Kung Fu Panda VC shall be for none other than the leading panda himself... PO! Let us begin!

Jack Black- Jack maybe typecast-ed as a big loud lovable oaf especially in his screen acting roles but his voice work as Po is a fine reason why he is known for doing these roles rather well. Jack's performance for the role definitely suits Po's various comedic moments and his various serious moments as well and is a fine example of the voice work in the movies.

Mick Wingert- Mick's work on the role is one of the most impressive cases of "Stand-in" performances I have ever heard as Mick definitely sounds a lot like Jack Black. Mick's performance was also very good as it suited Po's "Lovable Oaf" persona very well and is a fine example of the voice work in the show.

Eric Loomis- This is another pleasant surprise as this is another fine example of a "Stand-in" performance as Eric also did a fine job in sounding like Jack Black. As for Eric's performance it was also pretty good as it does suit Po's "Lovable Oaf" persona rather well and its another fine example of how good Eric's Vocal Mimicry skills can be.

Overall I am going with a tie as while Jack Black is great in the role, Mick and Eric do exceptionally well in mimicking him.


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Autovolt
said at 10:28 AM on Sun Jan 31 2016
Jack Black was born to voice Po. This is easily my favourite role of his of all time. Po falls into his usual typecast but what made this performance and character compelling is just what they had which a lazy, fat panda learning kung fu voiced by Jack Black which sounded like a ridiculous premise yet they actually had some really deep moments, lessons, philosophy and cool fight choreography thrown into the mix. Jack's eagerness and the energy he brought to the role really helped made Po such an endearing character in my eyes.

Mick Wingert is like the absolute perfect voice match for Jack Black and yet also makes Po his very own character too which is sweet.

You know it's funny, I once thought Eric Loomis could have been a spot on voice match for Jack Black long before I found out he once did Po. I mean yeah I hear his Tony Stark in this role maybe more than Jack but it's still really close and he got the attitude down which is nice.

They're all great in my books but Jack Black was made for this and for that I've got to give him my vote.
Polyester Funk
said at 12:00 AM on Wed Jan 13 2016
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My vote goes to Jack Black, but it's uncanny how similar both Mick Wingert and Eric Loomis sound to him. Everyone is really good.
Michaelsar
said at 4:40 PM on Fri Oct 23 2015
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Jack Black IS Po, but Mick and Eric both sound a lot like him. Sticking this compare into the "Everyone Does a Great Job" category (among with the Puss in Boots and Yogi Bear compares).
HienFan
said at 3:31 AM on Sun May 31 2015
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All three of them did the job really
Shiny Raticate
said at 9:42 PM on Wed Jul 30 2014
I normally don't do this, but because all three of these actors have such an amazing likeness to each other's voices, I'm going to say that I really like all three. Stellar jobs from everyone.
Ross123
said at 1:08 PM on Sun Dec 22 2013
Jack wins without a doubt though the other 2 are good stand ins.
Galactic_Cyrus
said at 6:07 PM on Thu Oct 3 2013
 4 Shout Outs!
Jack Black, obviously. Though Mark Wingert is a dead-on accurate PERFECT imitation. It really sounds like the same voice and performance at several points! If you didn't see the credits, you probably wouldn't be able to tell it WASN'T Jack Black. Eric Loomis also does an incredible Jack Black impression, but it's noticeably deeper than Po's actual voice.
Torak
said at 12:47 AM on Sun Aug 11 2013
 10 Shout Outs!
Holy s***... it's the Iron Panda!!!
VctrBnsn
said at 1:37 PM on Sat Aug 10 2013
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Well, this is why everyone said Iron Man in EMH sounded like Jack Black.
VGAfanatic
said at 11:31 AM on Sat Aug 10 2013
 9 Shout Outs!
Considering Mick Wingert and Eric Loomis are impressionists, they hold the role INCREDIBLY well, but I'm definitely going with Jack Black on this one.
skeletonking1234
said at 9:30 AM on Sat Aug 10 2013
 7 Shout Outs!
Wow not only can Eric do an amazing Robert Downey Jr. He can do a top notch Jack Black.
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 8:56 AM on Sat Aug 10 2013
Eric is a pretty good stand in as well. Not Mick good but decently good
jonhardwick
said at 8:54 AM on Sat Aug 10 2013
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Eric Loomis sounds more like Jack than Wingert.
TylerMirage (Admin)
said at 8:45 AM on Sat Aug 10 2013
*Eric Loomis now added.
RyanRules95
said at 4:44 PM on Thu Jan 10 2013
This is by far the best voice compare ever I never even realised it was a different guy Mick captures Po's character so well and sounds just like Jack Black
Jarred95
said at 1:19 PM on Mon Sep 3 2012
 1 Shout Out!
I had no idea Po was played by someone else in the show.
myopinion1
said at 9:52 AM on Mon Jul 30 2012
mick is funnier
Cartoon_fan87
said at 8:09 PM on Sun Jul 22 2012
Mick does an okay job, he actually sounds like Jack except maybe a little bit younger sounding.
PurpleWarrior13
said at 6:39 PM on Sat Jul 21 2012
 2 Shout Outs!
Both voices are great for this character. They sound SO MUCH alike. It almost sounds like the same performance!
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 11:45 AM on Sat Jul 21 2012
 5 Shout Outs!
Personally I think since Mick is doing a damn good impression takes more skill then someone using their own voice without really changing it. Voting for Mick.
TheVengeanceKnight
said at 1:34 AM on Sat Nov 17 2012
@Music Meister

Voice acting is not about the voice, it's about the acting, as any voice actor would tell you. Acting is about creating your own character rather than imitating someone else's. Anyone can imitate, but it takes real skill to create.
TylerMirage (Admin)
said at 11:12 AM on Sat Jul 21 2012
My gut instinct is to go with Jack, but Mick does an uncanny impression. It's hard to tell the difference.
Torak
said at 5:11 AM on Sat Jul 21 2012
 1 Shout Out!
Awesome, been looking forward to this VC!

Anyway, it's a very close call but I'm going with Jack Black because he maybe typecast-ed like Pokejedservo mentioned: but what can I say? He is PERFECT for Po whether he is funny, serious and of course a loud lovable oaf. :)

Mick Wingert however does get an honorable mention as he is probably the best stand-in I have ever heard, seriously.
Anicomicgeek
said at 2:17 AM on Sat Jul 21 2012
Both are good, but I'm gonna go with Jack Black.
RandomEncounter
said at 1:55 AM on Sat Jul 21 2012
hard to choose there both great
pete
said at 11:20 PM on Fri Jul 20 2012
Mick Wingert related to Wally Wingert?
TheVengeanceKnight
said at 10:16 PM on Fri Nov 16 2012
@pete Nope, just the same last name.
pete
said at 11:40 PM on Fri Nov 16 2012
@TheVengeanceKnight Kind of a weird one. Then again there's two Marsdens and they aren't related.
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